Chris was born in Charlotte, NC. In 2007 he enlisted in the Navy and spent the next 9 years working as an Intelligence Analyst and Linguist supporting Special Operations teams in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his navy career, he earned a B. A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, an A.A. in Arabic from the Defense Language Institute, and was appointed to the faculty of the National Cryptologic School at the NSA as an instructor. After his honorable discharge, he earned his Juris Doctor from the Wake Forest School of Law in 2019, where he was an active member of the Veteran’s Clinic and OutLaw, the LGBTQ student support organization.
Chris began working at Chiarello & Wagner as an intern in 2018, and as an attorney in 2020. Within the broad field that comprises transactional law, Chris specializes in commercial and residential real estate matters, as well as business formation and small to midsize business support.
Chris presently resides in Winston-Salem, NC with his daughter, three dogs, and two cats.